Dubai: The summit clash will be played at The Oval, London from 7 to 11 June with a reserve day in place (12 June). New Zealand won the inaugural edition of the competition by beating India by eight wickets in Southampton in 2021.
Australia leads the points table for the current cycle with a points percentage of 75.56 and are followed by India who are on 58.93.
Both teams are set to lock horns from Thursday as the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy will get underway with the result of the series playing a major factor in determining the finalists for the clash at the Oval this year.
According to ICC's official website, Australia captain Pat Cummins said that playing the WTC final has been a big motivator to the team over the years.
Sri Lanka (53.33%) and South Africa (48.72%) too, who take the third and fourth positions respectively, are in with a chance.
Sri Lanka have two away Tests against New Zealand remaining in the ongoing cycle, while South Africa’s last assignment is the two-match home series against the West Indies.